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Valentine's sugar cookie recipe

Valentine's Sugar Cookies

These Valentine's Sugar Cookies are made with my favorite simple, no-fail sugar cookie dough. It makes the perfect soft sugar cookies. Topped with a simple icing, these cookies are the perfect cookie to decorate with kiddos.The number of cookies this recipe yields depends on the size cookie cutter you use. Making these for a party? Double the recipe!
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Chill Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 17 minutes
Servings 14
Calories 169kcal


  • 8 ounces butter room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 3 cups flour
  • teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  • Cream butter, sugar and vanilla
  • Add egg and water. Beat until light in color and fluffy.
  • In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Blend dry mixture into creamed mixture.
  • Divide dough into two pieces. Roll out each piece to ¼ inch thick. Refrigerate 1 - 2 hours (or overnight).
  • Cut out heart shapes from the chilled dough. Place on a silicone baking mat or parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Bake at 375°F for 6-8 minutes. Remove before the edges start to turn brown. The cookies will be soft to touch and will firm up as they cool down.
  • Allow to cool completely before frosting.


Note: My favorite simple powdered sugar icing is perfect on these cookies!


Calories: 169kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 109mg | Potassium: 55mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 44IU | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1mg